i cant believe i am saying this but here goes. i am an old school person i believe in doing things the old way i cook with wood. we just got a new roomate, and he brought along a brinkman vertical propane smoker. he has cooked a few times and it was good. but i stick with my good old wood burner. today i decided to make some jerkey for the race this weekend (like the jerkey will be around that long but its an idea) i decided to try his smoker cause its easier to control the temp. all i can say is wow its actually really nice. the convienence of this thing is insane. i even like the fact that you can control the amount of smoke that hits your food. no more oversmoked food.